IPM Insights

By Chris Gonzales | News from the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center

Center Grants

Western IPM Center grants are available in the following categories, and new Requests for Applications are issued each fall.<p><b>Subscribe</b> to our …

Agriculture

Preventing Deer from Becoming Pests

Deer eat gardens. Spread Lyme disease. Collide with cars, threating human lives. Native generalist white-tailed deer have increased fifteen-fold …

Ecology

Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation

Ports of entry in New Zealand are working hard to keep out brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), relying in part on information and resources provided …

New Zealand

IPM Enhancement Grants - Southern IPM Center

Southern IPM Center IPM Enhancement Grants 2018<p>Request for Applications<p>The Southern Region IPM Center requests applications for the IPM Enhancement …

Adobe Acrobat

What Can We Do About Persistent Mouse Infestations in Multifamily Housing?

I recently had the opportunity to work with acclaimed rodentologist, Dr. Robert Corrigan, and learn about a particular tough type of mouse …

Housing

Collaring the Mice that Carry Lyme Disease-Causing Ticks

The white-footed mouse is one of the hosts that provides a blood meal for the ticks that can spread Lyme disease. Photo courtesy of Phil Myers, …

Disease

It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — This town is under siege from tiny invaders.<p>A doctor at Southampton Hospital recently pulled a tick off a woman’s eyeball. After a 10-minute walk outside, a mother reported finding a tick affixed to her 7-year-old daughter’s buttocks.<p>Another mother called the hospital in a …

Medicine

Lake George tree has hemlock pest - Albany Times Union, 2017-07-26

The battle of the bugs has been launched - Albany Times Union, 2017-07-24

Invasive Bagrada bug may cause ‘stink’ in South Central Texas

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLifeThe Bagrada bug, Bagrada hilaris, an invasive stink bug that has been slowly spreading through the …

Gardening

Update on Zika

In Southwest Farm PressOur world is a place full of risk and danger. Every day we hear about numerous threats life and health.Yet each morning most …

Viruses

New York State agencies protect pollinators, grow habitats along highways

Sixteen acres of wildflowers now grow along the New York State Thruway and mowing has been reduced on 225 more acres.<p>Mowing also has been delayed by …

Can 'assisted colonization' help save species in a warming world?

As rising temperatures threaten the survival of many plants and animals, one option could be to move them to more suitable climes. It's a divisive …

CDC Reveals Sharper Numbers Of Zika Birth Defects From U.S. Territories

Zika is a scary virus because of the terrible birth defects it can cause. Now scientists have a clearer sense of the size of that risk.<p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified 2,549 pregnant women with the Zika virus in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories between Jan. 1, …

Viruses

Tick Trickery and Lyme Disease: the Great Imitator? Sometimes. | New York State IPM Program

Remember the days when we could play with our tykes in tall grass near a wooded hedgerow? When we could wander at will through open meadows, picking …

New insect threatens South Texas vegetable crops

<b>AgriLife Extension experts: Bagrada bug could spread throughout the U.S.</b><p>WESLACO — Yet again, another insect pest has moved into South Texas with the …

Survey about Vector-borne Diseases in the Northeast

The Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases is requesting input from anyone involved in vector surveillance or control.<p><b>Your</b> …

Friend or foe? Be on the lookout for invasive insects

Insects, both beneficial and disruptive, have always been front-of-mind for the people growing our food. Of particular interest in today’s world are …

West Virginia proposes pest treatment to 3,500 acres of forested land

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is working with the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service (USDA-FS) to control …

West Virginia

Rodenticides How do they fit into your IPM program?

<i>This post originally appeared in the Stop School Pests: IPM in Schools newsletter posted on January 26th by Janet Hurley at Texas A&M University</i>By …

Texas A&M

Sustaining NY Apple Production in an Age of Climate Change

Stink bug pest discoveries by hotel cleaners praised by fearful New Zealand fruit growers

New Zealand fruit growers are hailing a group of hotel cleaners as heroes for discovering stink bugs in a guests' rooms.

New Zealand

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Trapped in Clarksburg

Sensory studies of wines made from fruit with BMSB indicate that to be below the consumer threshold for perceiving aroma taint, there should be less …

Wine

Stink bug killers: Scientists to release Samurai wasps

Discovery of wasps in Ulster County is likely to speed process across New York<p>HIGHLAND - Scientists are getting ready to escalate an unseen war.<p>The …

USDA Announces $12.1 Million to Support Crop Protection and Pest Management

A Career in IPM and Invasive Species

Donna Ellis, a senior extension educator at the UConn Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, and co-chair of the Connecticut …

Free Webinar! The ABC's of Pest Control: Allergens, Baits, and Cockroaches

Register Here.Cockroach infestations can get out of hand quickly in multifamily housing. Best practices and treatments can turn things around to help …

North Carolina State University

Eco-Label Programs Promote IPM, but Aren't Perfect

<b>By Steve Elliott</b><p><b>Western IPM Center</b><p>Eco Apple. Lodi Rules. SIP Certified. Whole Foods Responsibly Grown. Salmon Safe. Sysco Sustainable. And that’s …